O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a film that will surely make you want to fall out of your chair laughing, and make you want to get up and dance. This film is an absolute classic. It is hilarious, adventurous, and makes you feel good about yourself. The most unique thing about this film is the main characters break out of jail for the wrong reason, and then go on a wild chase trying to get home. Another unique part about this film is that the main character is currently divorced and wanting to remarry his ex-wife. The film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a classic comedy because it has well-rounded characters, adventure, and a little bit of love. There are several aspects of a film that will make a good comedy. A good comedy needs well-rounded characters, adventure, and a love story. If a film has well-rounded characters the viewer can relate to them in some way. If a film has adventure there is never a dull moment that will lull the viewer to sleep, and it’s packed full of crazy obstacles the characters have to pull through. If there is a love story of some kind, serious or funny, it will keep the viewer interested throughout the entire film, and keep the viewer wondering what is going to happen in the end. When a comedy has these things it will surely be a good comedic film. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is based off of Homer’s The Odyssey. After breaking out of jail, Everett, Pete, and Delmar make their way to Everett’s hometown where a treasure has been buried. They have
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There are many reasons to believe that O Brother, Where Art Thou is a movie based upon the events that took place during Homer’s The Odyssey. The Odyssey is a story about Odysseus and his adventure home after the Trojan War. O Brother, Where Art Thou was about the journey of Ulysses and his two partners escaping from prison. Both Odysseus and Ulysses were trying to reach home so they could see their families again. The blind man on the railroad tracks toward the beginning represented the blind prophet Teiresias. Both prophets give bad news. Odysseus is told it will take him many years to reach home. Ulysses is told he will not reach the treasure he seeks. The cousin that turned Ulysses and his two prison mates Delmar and Pete in for the reward represents the Circe turning
In the winter of 2001, American audiences initially paid little attention to Joel and Ethan Coen's Depression era, jail-break, musical "buddy" comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? The film's reputation lingered, however, and over the next seven months O Brother eventually grossed a significant $45.5 million (imdb.com). Loosely adapted from Homer’s The Odyssey, the film focuses on Ulysses Everett McGill’s (George Clooney’s) journey from the jailhouse back to both his home in Ithaca, Mississippi, and to his wife Penny (Holly Hunter). Along with his two sidekicks, Delmar and Pete (Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro), Ulysses encounters not only characters from the
The film O brother, where art thou? is set in the Great Depression of the 1930’s and emphasizes the struggle between the upper and lower classes by using a variety of cinematic devices. Through the use of these cinematic devices and comedic relief the realities of the Depression are viewed without creating a stark, melancholy, documentary-styled film. Examples in this film of these cinematic devices used to show these realities include:
While Jenny repeatedly rejects Forrest as her lover, she is romantically attracted to him enough to keep coming back into his life. After Forrest’s mother passes away Jenny comes back, saying she misses home and is here to stay. Even after leaving again, she comes back into Forrest’s life with a letter, inviting him to her Georgia home, which brings Forrest to the bus stop where he narrates his autobiography.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2001 film produced by Joel and Ethan Coen set in 1930’s Mississippi. The film is loosely based on The Odyssey by Homer. George Clooney stars as Ulysses Everett McGill, John Turturro as Pete Hogwallop, and Tim Blake Nelson as Delmar O'Donnell. Everett convinces Pete and Delmar to run away from prison to search for treasure. Pete and Delmar have big plans as to what they plan to do with the treasure; Pete wants to open a restaurant, and Delmar wants to buy back his family’s farm. The men have several adventures along the way and meet interesting characters. The first person they come to is a nameless man on a railroad hand cart warning the men to not seek treasure. They continue on and meet Tommy who is a black
In the novel The Odyssey by Homer and O Brother, Where Art Thou? directed by Joel Coen there are many similarities that the movie takes from the book. The Odyssey is a tale about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca and warrior in the Trojan War, trying to find his way back home to Ithaca and find out if his dear wife, Penelope, has been loyal to him. Through many adventures, Odysseus has to face many obstacles in order to get back home. The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? is about three escaped convicts that are on the hunt for treasure, but really the leader just wants to get back home to his wife and family. The group go through many adventures and face many obstacles similar to the ones in The Odyssey. There are many similarities when it comes
During the Vietnam War in the 1970s, hard drugs, especially heroin and cocaine, became a major source of crime and, therefore, police and legal system involvement. Was this involvement always a good thing though? The 2007 movie, American Gangster, addresses this very question by looking at law enforcement agencies during the 1970s, along with the corruption involved with police departments at this point in history. The particular corrupted agency focused on in the film is the New York Police Department, of which dirty detective, Nick Trupo, is a part of. The short clip shown from this movie makes the argument that although not all cops during this time became involved in the very crime they were supposed to be stopping, a large percentage of them did, which hindered the true “good guys,” like detective Richie Roberts, from keeping cities clean.
In contrast, the Coen Brothers do not adapt the grand scale in which The Odyssey is told in O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The filmmakers depict Ulysses’s travels home at a much lesser scale than Odysseus’s journey. Even though O Brother, Where art thou? does not give the exact time it takes Ulysses to get home, the movie shows the runaway prisoners’ travels from day to day, possessing a shorter timescale. The distance the prisoners travel is also reduced. They spend most of their time traveling on foot within the state of Mississippi, visiting a bank, jail, radio station, restaurant. Compared to The Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou? has less characters that impact
The Opening Sequence of the Coen Brothers' Movie O brother Where art Thou? 'O brother where art thou?' has a unique storyline based on Homer's classic tale of 'The Odyssey', which is one story made up of short 'chapters', each relating a different adventure. In this story Ulysses, (who Everett McGill is based on) and his companions (who are the two men, Delmar and Pete, chained to Everett) are trying to get back home, however they anger the Gods and their journey is lengthened.
The 1969 film Oh What a Lovely War is a British, anti-war satire created during the height of the anti-Vietnam sentiment in the U.S., which undoubtedly permeated the consciousness of British filmmakers. The film focuses on World War I, a war largely demonized as a pointless war that resulted in the death of Britain's finest young men in senseless trench warfare. The generically-named Smith family is shown to embody the 'typical' wartime experience of many Britons: optimistic and patriotic about the start of the war, and then utterly destroyed by the lies of the generals who orchestrated it. The Smiths are clearly the 'little people' caught in millstone of history. By creating a fictional, archetypal family, the film is able to create an image of a war that is fought for the elites, and uses the lower classes as cannon fodder.
The main character in Oh Brother is Everett. Both of them traveled for many years. For strength and confidence, Odysseus carried a sword and spear. For his strength and confidence, Everett carried a comb and his hair cream, which was called Dapper Dan. Odysseus was a warrior and a hero while Everett was a criminal. Both had crews that tagged along with them. Both had left their wives to travel. Odysseus’ wife was named Penelope. Everett’s wife was named Penny. Both of those names start with
Discovery is a rigid path which is gruelling and confronting but with self-reflection can prove to mature the onlooker. In the text ‘Go back where you came from’ captures the true intense meaning of discovery through personal morality insights , truth and self- reflection. The documentary series challenges preconceived ideas about boat people and refugees illegally travelling to Australia. By taking 6 individual with drastically different perspectives about the epidemic. The composer contradicts media developed conceptions and politics to directly inform Australians of the true
According to the Oxford dictionary “Humor,” is defined as: The quality of being amustic or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech, but what truly makes something funny? Comedy has been around for hundreds of years; as it is being examined four concrete theories have been developed to understand the idea of comedy: Superiority, Relief, incongruity, and Benign Violation theory.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan, and is based on the novel by Harper Lee of the same name. The film stars Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch), Mary Badham (Scout Finch), Phillip Alford (Jem), John Megna (Dill), Robert Duvall (Boo Radley), and Brock Peters (Tom Robinson). To start the film a woman is narrating her childhood in Macomb, Alabama that was "a tired old town even in 1932." She (Scout) recalls that she was six years old that summer. Scout and her brother Jem are fascinated by the neighbors a few door down, particularly Boo Radley, which they share with Dill, a boy visiting town for the summer. The primary plot line for Scout, Jem, and Dill revolves around Boo Radley.
There are many characteristics that make up a comedy. Characteristics such as mistaken identity, battle of the sexes, and jumping to conclusions are what set the comedic story apart from the tragedy. Within a comedy, no matter how much fault, and dismay may appear within the story, there always seems to be the classic ending of “…and they all lived happily ever after…” Comedies capture the viewer with a sense of compassion and love for the characters in the story. Each character has their own essence, to which they pertain a flaw of some sorts, which the audience can relate to. With the relation to characters there is defiantly a certain interest that is grabbed by the actors, which sucks the audience into the